Intermediate Acting Classes

Our intermediate acting classes in NYC offers a great continuation from our Beginner Acting Class. Students will learn technique through a process of developing original monologues, scenes, commercial copy (auditioning material for commercials) and performing them in class. Some of the material created will also be used to teach students how to audition on-camera for TV, Film and Commercials. This process is not only extremely helpful when it comes to learning how to take clear action, breakdown a scene, create a character, audition, but it is also a great practice when it comes to building confidence and strengthening your voice.

We encourage our students to be fearless. Acting is all about confidence. When the walls of insecurity come down, the students allow room for creativity and the transformation into different characters for the stage, film and TV. At the end of our 8-week course, students will participate in a showcase where they will have the opportunity to share what they have learned in class.

Our Philosophy at the Victor Cruz Acting Studio is to encourage students to be fearless and to be the very best within themselves. Our environments are warm and positive and do not believe in instilling fear to get the best results. Instead, we share the tools necessary to excel in the craft of acting with clarity and confidence.

8 Week Intermediate Acting Course

Our curriculum for our 8-week course covers building confidence, writing original monologues, scenes, commercial copy, performing them and learning how to audition for TV, Film, and Commercials. At the end of the 8-week course, students will participate in a showcase where they have the opportunity to share original works from class.

  • Weeks 1 – 2

WRITE AN ON-CAMERA AUDITION PIECE.We will kick off this course with an icebreaker that involves improvising stories and acting them out. Students will then be given prompts to create their first original monologue. During the first class, students will get a chance to read them and audition with them in front of a camera. During our 2nd class, students will have a week with the material and now they will return for a mock callback audition.

Notes will be shared, and a new prompt will be given to students to create a new monologue that will be used as on-camera audition piece. During these first two weeks, students will learn how to audition for film & television and learn how to leave a long-lasting impression with casting directors.

  • Weeks 3 – 4

LEARN TO CREATE YOUR OWN SCENE.We will take the 2nd monologue created during Weeks 1-2 and learn how to turn that monologue into a scene. The students will create the scene in class and partner up with another student. Students will return Week 4 with the scene rehearsed and prepared.

  • Week 5

LEARN HOW TO AUDITION FOR COMMERCIALS.Students will learn how to create their very own on-camera commercial script. Once created, they will learn how to audition for commercials and learn how to leave a long-lasting impression with casting directors.

  • Weeks 6

THE BUSINESS OF ACTING.Students will be visited by someone from the industry who will share their story and take them through the business of acting. This visit will include a Q&A for students.

Weeks 7 – 8

REHEARSALS & SHOWCASE.Students will be guided and encouraged to pick original material that features them at their best, during our end of the course showcase. During this presentation, students will present original works that they created in class. In the process, they will learn what it’s like to prepare for a showcase and acquire great habits during the rehearsal process.

Who are these intermediate acting lessons for?

Our intermediate acting lessons are for students coming from all walks of life, those looking to gain insight into what it takes to break into the industry and looking to work on building confidence, strengthening their voice, and presenting ideas with power and clarity.

Student who have taken our intermediate lessons are:

  • Students from our beginner class
  • Aspiring actors
  • Actors looking to refresh their skills
  • Business Executives & Leaders
  • Adults from ages 18 – 70
  • Public speakers

Expected Outcome:

Students will have a clear idea of what is required of them and how they need to prepare when it comes to auditioning for TV, Film and Commercials.

Student Benefits:

All students will have access to online resources during and after completing the course which will serve to help guide them through the acting industry. The student showcase will also be available online for review and to share with their own networks.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Want to find out more? See our acting classes frequently asked questions for more information.

Upcoming Acting Classes:

All our beginner acting classes in New York City are consecutive 8 Week Sessions. See below for more details on the price, dates, and times of each session. All classes are held in Manhattan.

Intermediate Acting Classes

Register today for our Winter 2019 classes:

February 5, 2019 – March 26, 2019


7:30pm – 9:00pm


212 West 29th Street – 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001



Intermediate Winter 2019 Schedule

February 5 – March 26
7:30pm – 9:00pm              (8 weeks)



About the instructor

Victor Cruz has been instructing and coaching actors since October 2011. As a professional actor, some of his TV and Film Credits Include: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, The Other Woman, Annie, and Gotham. Victor teaches because he truly loves actors and their process. Beyond that, he loves people, and loves to see them blossom into the very best within themselves. Whether their journey is to be an actor, an attorney, an accountant, or a small business owner in the local community looking to strengthen their voice and presentation, Victor is available to assist and encourage that individual fulfill their goals.

Victor is currently teaching his acting classes, Tuesday nights, in New York City at the following address : 212 West 29th Street, 3rd floor.

The Private Coaching service is flexible and can be conducted at numerous acting studios in the midtown area. For more on the instructor.